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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170788
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1976
Time:overnight
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1N Alpha
Owner/operator:Michael Bernard Taylor
Registration: G-AGVF
C/n / msn: 1857
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Enstone, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Enstone, Oxfordshire (EGSN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Substantially damaged in a gale when parked at Enstone Airfield, Oxfordshire on the night of 1/1/1976-2/1/1976. According to a report in "Auster Quarterly (Vol 1 No 6):

"At Enstone, Oxon, strong winds completely uprooted the main hangar, and in doing so caused the destruction of J/1N Alpha G-AGVF, and seriously damaged Terrier 2 G-ASCH, though the latter was subsequently repaired and returned to glider-towing duties with the Enstone Eagles Gliding Club..."

Later repaired/rebuilt, and sold on. UK civil registration G-AGVF cancelled 7/8/78 as "sold in Australia". The aircraft arrived in Australia and was stored for some years.

Sold to a Nr. H. Jones of Langford, Western Australia. Today G-AGVF is in Perth, Western Australia having a major rebuild. Australian registration VH-UXB allocated

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AGVF-4.pdf
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ZkRSbEW1A
3. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p18.htm
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1289044/
5. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=1749
6. http://austerhg.org/auster_mags/Auster%20Quarterly%20Volume%201%20Number%206.pdf


Images:

Photo of G-AGVF courtesy AirHistory.net


Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)
4 January 1970; (c) Stephen Rendle

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jul-2015 23:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Jul-2015 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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